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The Center for Faith Studies’ mission is “to provide study of what it means to be the community of people through whom God is experienced.” The Center offers a spectrum of classes, events and a popular lecture series. The Center has drawn thousands of people from our own congregation and the wider Omaha community and covers a wide range of topics and subject matter.

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Week of Understanding – Holocaust Remembrance

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War, Soul Injury, Healing and Hope – March 19th

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Creation Story video available now!

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Creation Story – Feb 26 2015 Video click here

Bonus!  Click below for an uncut version of the .pdf of Dr Antal’s


Creation Story: Shaped by Hope in a Climate Crisis World

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Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director Southern Poverty Law Center

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Frank Schaeffer video and interview available now!



See Frank Schaeffer’s talk at CFS on Nov 6

Hear his Nov 6 interview on KIOS-FM with Michael Lyon -

Coming November 6!

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Tunette Powell presentation now posted!

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Ms Powell’s presentation The Truth Heals: One Woman’s Journey to Wholeness for the Center for Faith Studies on October 9 2014 is now posted.  Click here 

2014-2015 Lecture Series Brochure

CFS Dwell with Me Lecture Series Brochure

Beginning with Christian Piatt on September 25th we are excited to announce the speakers for the 2014-2015 season.  Please click on the link above to see our season brochure.

Save the Dates!

The 2014-2015 line up of speakers has been scheduled.  Within the next few weeks, a brochure of the year’s speakers will be available.  Mark your calendars now:

September 25 2014 – Christian Piatt. Author of several books, including the “Banned Questions” series and soon to be released postChristian:What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?

October 9 2014 – Tunette Powell. Omaha TedX speaker, author of The Other Woman, and founder of The Truth Heals Foundation to support women and girls affected by fatherlessness.

November 6 2014 – Frank Schaeffer. Author of Crazy for God and promoting his most recent book Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace.  A best selling author, frequent guest on Rachel Maddow, NPR and the BBC, Frank is a favorite of Countryside members!

January 15 2015 – Lecia Brooks. Outreach Director, Southern Poverty Law Center. Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Brooks will paint the picture of the state of intolerance and extremism across racial, religious, and gender lines today in America.

February 26 2015 –Reverend Dr. Jim Antal. Dr Antal authored and successfully worked for the passage of the resolution of the Massachussetts Conference  (UCC) to divest from fossil fuel in July 2013. A passionate activist on behalf of environmental issues, Dr. Antal will talk on the unique and distinct role of faith-based people in the movement for right relationship with the Earth.

March 19, 2015 – Deborah Grassman. Author of Peace At Last and The Hero Within. Grassman, in the course of her career, personally took care of 10,000 dying veterans and has single-handedly improved hospice care for veterans across the nation. She retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs and now provides education and consultation throughout the country.

April 9, 2015 –  Lucianne Walkowicz.    A participant in the Keppler mission and a TED speaker, Walkowicz is an astrophysicist at Princeton and multimedia artist. Her talk will invite us to wonder and delves into a question both scientific, and fundamentally human: what is the nature of life in the universe?